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Encyclopedia of Cesar Chavez von Bruns, Roger A. (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 31.03.2013
  • Verlag: ABC-Clio
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Encyclopedia of Cesar Chavez

Two decades after Cesar Chavez's death, this timely book chronicles the drive for a union of one of American society's most exploited groups-farm workers. Encyclopedia of Cesar Chavez is a valuable one-volume source based on the most recent research and available documentation. Historian Roger Bruns documents how Chavez and his United Farm Workers (UFW), against formidable odds, organized farm laborers into a force that for the first time successfully took on the might of California's agribusiness interests to achieve greater wages and better working conditions.Set against the backdrop of the 1960s, a time of assassinations, war protests, civil rights battles, and reform efforts for poor and minority citizens, the approximately 100 entries in this encyclopedia provide a glimpse into the events, organizations, men and women, and recurring themes that impacted the life of Cesar Chavez. It also contains a section of primary documentation-useful not only to enhance the understanding of this social and political movement, but also as source material for students.

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    Format: PDF
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 31.03.2013
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781440803819
    Verlag: ABC-Clio
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